Kathy, you nailed it with that last line. We only have one rental house, but hubby's family own a lot. It has been our collective experience that beer and cigarettes come before and instead of anything else. Pathetic thinking!
As far as preps, my money, prepping and thinking have mostly been going into trying to get hubby's health back. Sigh... We are so thankful now that hubby spent so much time and energy into getting ahead on the wood cutting, splitting and stacking. We have a few years worth to give us some breathing room.
I have been canning stuff from the garden though. Tomatoes are coming in heavy right now. Ended up with 92 quarts of squash, so didn't quite hit the 100 quart goal, but that's all right.
If we aren't showing a little love, His love, then what are we doing calling ourselves Christians?
Psalm 73: 25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.